In a poignant moment of remembrance, Prince Harry recently returned to the United Kingdom ahead of the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's passing. This solemn occasion took a significant turn as Harry, the Duke of Suss*x, faced a fresh blow, casting doubt on his standing within the Royal Family.
The Duke arrived solo, notably without his wife, Meghan Markle, to participate in the WellChild Award ceremony—a charity he has ardently supported for years. In a heartfelt speech during the event, Harry paid tribute to his late grandmother, the Queen, whose absence he keenly felt.
"As you know, I was unable to attend the awards last year as my grandmother passed away," Harry remarked. "As you also probably know, she would have been the first person to insist that I still come to be with you all instead of going to her." He continued, "And that's precisely why I know, exactly one year on, that she's looking down on us tonight."
Harry's Royal Exclusion Confirmed
However, in the wake of this touching tribute, speculation emerged about Prince Harry's standing within the Royal Family.
Paul Burrell, former butler to Princess Diana, asserted in an interview with Slingo, via Express.co.uk, that Harry's exclusion from a private gathering held in the Queen's honor signaled a significant shift. According to Burrell, "The Royal Family have pulled the drawbridge up and they are combining forces now and sticking together." Burrell elaborated, expressing that the Royal Family felt hurt by Harry's public comments in various outlets.
He stated unequivocally, "Harry is no longer invited to family functions. He's no longer invited into their fold. Now he's no longer royal in their eyes." The former butler went on to assert that Harry's actions had caused pain to multiple family members.
"He's a celebrity. He's hurt them: he's hurt his father, his brother, sister-in-law, his stepmother. I mean, really, he's been quite ruthless in hurting so many people." As the nation marked the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's passing, Prince Harry's presence and his apparent exclusion from certain royal events highlight the evolving dynamics within the Royal Family, leaving observers to ponder the significance of these developments.
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